Posts Tagged ‘Savannah’

Photo: Historic Savannah

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
Victorian Homes in Savannah

Victorian homes in Savannah

There are few southern cities that survived the Civil War as well as Savannah, Georgia. Founded in 1733, the city has seen its fair share of tragedy, including fire, war, disease, and its unique connection to voodoo culture. As a result, the American Institute of Parapsychology named Savannah “America’s Most Haunted City” in 2002.

But Savannah is more than spooky ghost stories. Despite its colorful past, it is recognized as one of the most historically preserved cities in the United States thanks to a caring community who pride themselves on old fashioned southern hospitality. There are over 40 blocks of gorgeous architecture with 150-year-old oak trees and Spanish moss hanging over cobblestone streets.

The city is also well known for having a thriving art culture, largely due to the creative students at the Savannah College of Art and Design. But for the more traditional art fan, there are the Telfair Museums, comprising of the Telfair Academy, the Owens-Thompson House, and the Jepson Center. The Telfair is the oldest art museum in the South and was founded in 1883. The museum has now expanded into three buildings and represents art from the 19th century to the contemporary arts.

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Video: Savannah

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Before the American Civil War, Savannah was the center of a vast cotton empire stretching across the south. Today, its numerous squares, azalea-laden parks, and picturesque cemeteries bear testimony to its founder, James Oglethorpe. The city remains full of green, with more than 5,000 oaks shading its streets and squares. Recognized as one of the nation’s largest historic districts, Savannah both preserves its history and offers plenty of new things to see and do. Here, check out 80 Moments in Savannah, from YouTube user DJ Sandoors.

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